17 June 2013

NOVA receives award from Academy of Central European Schools

ACES (Academy of Central European School) was founded in 2006 by ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with Interkulturelles Zentrum (Vienna, Austria). In 2009, VČELÍ DOM (Bratislava, Slovak Republic) joined in the partnership. Through open calls for project proposals, every year ACES encourages partnership projects among schools in Central and South Eastern European countries. The overall theme of the ACES call for 2013 is “I and the others: Discovering diversity around and within me”

This year NOVA International School partnered with the Colegiul National “Gheorghe Sincai” from Bucharest, Romania and submitted the project proposal named “The More the Merrier (theater play)”. The idea of this project is to have a group of students from both partnering schools work together on preparing, rehearsing, and performing one joint theater play that will illustrate the life of a diverse group of people, represented in our communities, and the difficulties they are facing.

There were 217 eligible project proposals for this year's open call and the ACES international selection committee decided that our project deserves to be selected among the 44 awarded projects that will be financially supported. Moreover NOVA teachers and students will have an opportunity to participate on the ACES Kick Off meeting in Bucharest, Romania and ACES Academy in Senec, Slovakia.

After ACES supported NOVA and two other schools from Tirana, Albania and Silistra, Bulgaria in 2011/2012 with theproject “Volunteering Club 365", this will be NOVA's second awarded project in the last three years. We are all looking forwards to providing our students with an excellent opportunity for an international experience and joint work on a project with their peers from Romania.

For more information you can visit the ACES webpage: http://www.aces.or.at.